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ADHD in the News 08-30-18

Examining the association between television usage and ADHD: An analysis from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (MDLinx, August 29, 2018)

"Using data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), researchers investigated the association between the number of hours spent watching television and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis. They separately analyzed two age groups, 6-11 and 12-17 year olds. (MDLinx, August 29, 2018)..." Full Story


Your genes could make you more likely to crave marijuana, a new study finds (Miami Herald, August 28, 2018)

"Researchers used data from 180,000 people — some who used the ancestry company 23andMe and some who took part in 16 other studies — to look for a connection between a person’s genes and their relationship with marijuana. People who are predisposed to developing schizophrenia and ADHD are more prone to “lifetime cannabis use,” the study found. (Miami Herald, August 28, 2018)..." Full Story


Mental health issues impacting millennials, baby boomers and just about everyone, new research shows (Employee Benefit Adviser, August 28, 2018)

"Mental and behavioral health has been coming to the forefront as both an under-diagnosed and under-treated condition affecting employer workforces and health plans. The problem is so profound, yet so poorly understood to the point that many are coming up with theories about where these problems lie and what can be done to address them. (Employee Benefit Adviser, August 28, 2018)..." Full Story


Tips for a successful school year when your kid has ADHD (Today's Parent, August 23, 2018)

"Navigating the school system can be one of the most challenging situations for parents of kids with ADHD. These children often require special support to succeed. And while most schools offer some kind of resources, accessing them isn’t always easy. (Today's Parent, August 23, 2018)..." Full Story


VERIFY: How Much Sleep Do School-Age Children Really Need? (WFMY, August 27, 2018)

"To VERIFY, we consulted the National Sleep Foundation. It emphasizes first what parents and caretakers already know -- children need significantly more sleep than adults to support growth and development. (WFMY, August 27, 2018)..." Full Story


Our attention dips four times per second, study finds (Medical Daily, August 24, 2018)

"After two studies examined both monkeys (macaques) and human beings in similar setups, researchers discovered our attention is not as fluid as we believe it to be, acting less like a spotlight and more like a strobe...Understanding these two states of the brain — focus and distraction — could help researchers in finding more effective ways to tackle attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Medical Daily, August 24, 2018)..." Full Story


The Dangers of ADHD Medication and Your Pets (ASPCA News, August 29, 2018)

"It’s that time of the year again...But, you may be asking yourself, “What does back to school season have to do with my pets?” The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) reports that during the school year, they receive an increase in calls regarding pets and Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medications. (ASPCA News, August 29, 2018)..." Full Story



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